Schweid & Sons, Carlstadt, N.J., announced plans to open a new, cutting-edge ground beef processing facility in College Park, Ga.

“We are thrilled to announce the opening of a Schweid & Sons ground beef processing facility in the Atlanta area,” says Jamie Schweid, president. “The facility represents a major milestone for Schweid & Sons. We are thrilled at the growth that we have experienced over the last year, and look forward to continuing to provide the best-tasting, highest-quality burgers to foodservice and retail operations around the U.S.”

The new 66,000-square-foot facility will utilize state-of-the-art equipment to produce high-quality fresh and frozen products, cut down transportation time for customers located in the south, south central and lower Midwest regions of the United States and ensure fresher product on a quicker timeline.

Schweid & Sons expects to start shipping from this facility in early 2017.